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“If you love flavour, this is for you.”
Review of The Palomar

The Palomar
Ranked #420 of 24,829 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Soho
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I, with her sister and husband, decided to try The Palomar for our lunch. We had previously looked at the interesting menu and were very unsure what to order. On entering, we were politely welcomed by a delightful lady who showed us to our table through a throng of lively and happy diners. Once seated, we had the menu expertly explained and she answered very clearly how the menu was set up. We ordered a range of starters and drinks and when it arrived we tucked in. Wow! The flavours were quite stunning, the highlights being the taramasalata and the baba ganoush...the best we have ever had. The main dishes were again, superb, packed with flavour and cooked to perfection. The confit duck and sea bream were amazing ! Pudding and coffee to follow...delightful. With wine and soft drinks, the whole bill came to around £150 including a 12.5%service...great value for four people. We all loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service was exemplary. On enquiring about the recipe for the taramasalata , we were given the chef’s email. We wrote to him and he replied within an hour with full details and a screenshot of the recipe. What fabulous service! Overall, this is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in and wholeheartedly recommend it.

Thank toniallan
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We booked a table for 2 on a Tuesday evening having heard about The Palomar & we were really looking forward to it. The food was delicious but very mean portions. The tables are too small and the restaurant area is very claustrophobic, the noise levels subsequently get very high so if you are remotely hard of hearing I would avoid going here. Your wine is taken away by the waiter who tops you up which we found really annoying - waiting to have a glass filled and being continually interrupted. There are so many miserably, arrogant staff, rushing you along and not a smile in the room. Over £120 spent in a hour and we needed to find a quiet bar to unwind! Try Temper in Soho....

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Thank FKB1970
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We called to reserve a table for lunch for a group of 10 people. They gave us a really hard time, explaining that groups larger than 6 were not accepted. After begging them, we we "allowed" to be 7 people, but only at one specific time and only if we put down a deposit of 20 pounds per person. Okay fine.
on the day of the lunch, we were very impressed with the menu. Everything sounded delicious! We ordered 1 or 2 plates per person and the waitress suggested wed order more because the portions are very small. If the people at the restaurant tell you that, you KNOW it will be a small portion..... She then said that the plates were supposed to be for sharing, so we would need more. Well.... there were not, because they were VERY VERY small. A "main dish" would cost up to 15 pounds but would not feed one person (even with a starter dish), let alone be enough for sharing with others..... I ordered the scallops with potatoes for 15 pounds. It was, in all fairness, absolutely delicious, BUT 3 pieces of scallops and maybe 2 small potatoes. The hot sauce starter dish cost around 5 pound, without including anything to dip (pita bread, maybe).
That is extremely overprized even for a fancy London restaurant....
Also: the toilet paper ran out in the ladies room.... seriously?

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Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The Palomar is amazing place for your diner
A good sharing menu, nice atmosphere at the place. We took 5 dishes and it was amazing
Just go there

Thank nir t
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I heard many times about this place but I never get a chance to get there because of queue but after trying their food I think you should join the queue and try their dishes.

I strongly suggest that to try chicken liver.

Delicious food and very good atmosphere

Thank Serkan K
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